vSphere

How do you kill a VM that will not power off?

Sometimes a virtual machine will not power off via the web client. To resolve this, the process is very simple: Enable SSH on the host that the VM is running on: 2. Login to the host via SSH 3. Run the following command: esxcli vm process list 4. Find the...
SRMvSphere

The problem with point in time snapshots and vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is a nice, simple solution to replicate Virtual Machines from one site to another. It helps protect your business against most common threats to the data center and furthermore it's included in vSphere standard and above at no extra cost. Some vSphere Replication users will notice an option...
SRM

VMware Site Recovery Manager – Connection Error 503

A few days ago I was presented with a Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1 install that was not functioning. The problem was first noticed when trying to login to SRM via the vSphere C# Client Connection Error: Lost connection to SRM Server The Server could not interpret the client's request. (The...
vSphere

VMware License Tracker Tool

Have a VMware license key? Want to check any of these details? License status Quantity Contract status Support level Upgrade history Login to the MyVmware portal and go to http://www.vmware.com/support/secure/tracksn.do?vmware=trackSN   Enter your licenses   View results   Select a license or contract for more detail  ...
vSphere

VMware Fast Lane Support – Speak with support in seconds !

The MyVMware app by VMware gets you connected to support via phone in seconds for P1 support cases. You need the app installed and you must have a Business/Mission Critical support agreement. If you don't have that level of support agreement, the app is still useful to review licenses and...
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VMware Products End of General Support 2017

The following notable VMware products will reach end of general support in 2017. This generally means that you will no longer be able to log service requests, receive updates, upgrades, bug or security fixes. Access to the general VMware knowledgebase and VMTN forums will still be available. Product End of General...
vSAN

VMware vSAN 6.5 & iSCSI Targets

It's true that VMware vSAN is getting more feature rich on each release. One interesting new feature of vSAN 6.5 is the iSCSI target service. In a nutshell you can now create iSCSI targets and LUNs on vSAN storage and present them to servers external to the vSAN cluster. Note...
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